[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 215 (Tuesday, November 6, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66650-66651]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27069]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2012-0268]


Proposed Revisions to Radiation Protection

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Standard review plan-draft section revision; request for 
comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) 
is revising the following sections in Chapter 12, ``Radiation 
Protection'' and soliciting public comment on NUREG-0800, ``Standard 
Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power 
Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section 12.1, ``Assuring that Occupational 
Radiation Exposures Are As Low As Is Reasonably Achievable,'' Section 
12.2, ``Radiation Sources,'' 12.3-12.4, ``Radiation Protection Design 
Features,'' and Section 12.5, ``Operational Radiation Protection 
Program.''

DATES: Submit comments by January 7, 2013. Comments received after this 
date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but the 
Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received 
on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: You may access information and comment submissions related 
to this document, which the NRC possesses and are publicly available, 
by searching on http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC-2012-
0268. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0268. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.

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     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, 
Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.
     Fax comments to: RADB at 301-492-3446.
    For additional direction on accessing information and submitting 
comments, see ``Accessing Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy E. Cubbage, Office of New 
Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001, telephone at 301-415-2875, email at mailto:Amy.Cubbage@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0268 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access information related to this document, which the NRC possesses 
and are publicly available, by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0268.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then select ``Begin Web-
based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS Accession numbers 
for redline documents comparing current revisions and the proposed 
revisions of individual sections are available in ADAMS under Accession 
Nos.: Section 12.1, Proposed Revision 4 (ML12186A005), Current Revision 
3 (ML070710474), Redline (ML12199A463); Section 12.2 Proposed Revision 
4 (ML12186A009), Current Revision 3 (ML070710496), Redline 
(ML12199A461); Section 12.3--12.4 Proposed Revision 5 (ML12191A219), 
Current Revision 4 (ML113081427), Redline (ML12199A462); and Section 
12.5 Proposed Revision 5 (ML12186A007), Current Revision 4 
(ML100740544), Redline (ML12199A009).
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2012-0268 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly 
disclosed. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enters the comment submissions into 
ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove 
identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information in their comment submissions 
that they do not want to be publicly disclosed. Your request should 
state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to 
remove such information before making the comment submissions available 
to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

II. Further Information

    The Office of New Reactors and Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation 
are revising Sections 12.1--12.5 of the current Standard Review Plan 
(SRP). Details of specific revisions are included in the end of each of 
the revised sections themselves and are shown in the description of 
changes.
    The changes to this SRP Chapter reflect current staff review 
methods and practices based on lessons learned from NRC reviews of 
design certification (DC) and combined license (COL) applications 
completed since the last revision of this chapter in March 2007. 
Changes include: (1) Guidance to the staff for evaluating the 
acceptability of the radiation protection program, including the 
applicant's use of generic radiation protection and groundwater program 
templates, (2) additional guidance for review of existing regulatory 
requirements related to the material covered in Chapter 12 of the SRP, 
(3) updating the review interfaces to improve the efficiency and 
consistency of staff reviews, and (4) updating references covered in 
SRP Chapter 12.
    The NRC staff is issuing this notice to solicit public comments on 
the proposed SRP revisions to Chapter 12. After the NRC staff considers 
any public comments, it will make a determination regarding the 
proposed SRP Sections in Chapter 12.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this October 26, 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Amy E. Cubbage,
Chief, Policy Branch, Division of Advanced Reactors and Rulemaking, 
Office of New Reactors.
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